Floating Duck

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  1. Floating Duck

    R2AK on a beach cat

    No but plenty of people have made them out of PVC. Plenty strong at the 2-4" OD sizes... Paint them neon pink of course and you are set.
  2. Floating Duck

    Precision Sails

    What fabric and weight is this spin built from? When did you take the pic? (After first unpacking the kite? After using for a while? Etc)
  3. Floating Duck

    Precision Sails

    I fully agree! Good thing I went for some DP in a radial fashion as you can see from the shitty picture hahaha hilarious Nice to have a “buddy” as a contact at North though. I wish we were all as lucky as you!
  4. Floating Duck

    Precision Sails

    Weird that they might be out of business.... because I just got my budget sails from them last year and I'm getting ready to order more this year For the price, they CAN NOT be beat. At all. Or spend (literally) 5x as much on some nice North Sails. Be my guest, I spent the money I saved instead on a new (to me) Ducati as I'm just a PHRF sailor. I've ordered sails from Quantum and some other big names before and their customer service has always sucked for my taste... especially for the price... These guys were a PLEASURE to work with. We looked at 3D models of my sails in order to get them exactly how I wanted them (the camber where I wanted, the reefs at the exact % that I wanted, the draft stripes where I wanted, the number of tell tales, etc etc etc).
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    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    I wonder how the reliability of an F1 car compares... I HAVE to guess that those are about 100% more reliable. If we need to make these things 5kts slower but actually able to have a proper race then so be it... IMO (an unpopular opinion I'm sure against all armchair sailors that things speed = good racing).
  6. Floating Duck

    Brest Atlantiques 2019

    In today's day and age apparently everyone is doing 40 it's (the AC's, F50's, etc etc)... HOWEVER maybe when we add the qualified of "40 knots boat speed in the open ocean day and night and day and night holy shit balls" it is more apparent how incredible this really is!!
  7. Floating Duck

    B&G Vulcan - How to Rotating Mast sensor?

    Do these output nmea values in a certain way? Like 1-5v type of thing?
  8. Floating Duck

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    Uhh... I mean... He first has to finish something. Anything at this point
  9. Howdy all, I can't seem to find instructions on adding a rotating mast sensor to the B&G Vulcan. Does anyone know what kind of sensor would work into the NMEA 2000 network? Do I HAVE to use a rudder position sensor, or can it be a compass sensor like this mounted on the mast?
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    This.
  11. Floating Duck

    Question about rotating, Rotating Masts (duh)

    Does anyone offer a rotating mast wind correction unit that you can hook up BETWEEN the wind instrument and the NMEA network? All of my info goes into NMEA wifi (Vesper XB 8000) for mobile use, don't have a fancy B&G MFD capable of doing the correction...
  12. Floating Duck

    TP 52 Deal?

    Whoa whoa whoa. I live in Seattle. Which one dropped its rig?! Deets.
  13. Floating Duck

    North Puget Sound sailors beware

    So, with all of this newfangled technology. We now have AIS to be seen, depth transducers to see below, and even radars to catch random boats... however... Is there not something to see debris in the water?! It seems far more necessary than ever given our beautiful pollution, especially if you are an offshore racer (or live in the PNW!)
  14. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Whoa. You mean a jib "dutchman". That is old school and would work perfectly for the OP.
  15. Floating Duck

    2019 Middle Sea Race

    Built to IRC... Lovely game of gaming the handicap.